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  1. "Brett Ridgeway has the philosophy that anyone can LEARN and ENJOY making music, and he's proved that in teaching me to play the dulcimer! He opened up a whole new world for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Brett is a knowledgeable teacher. More importantly, to me, he is a patient teacher! He also encourages his students to "stretch" and not be afraid to reach beyond their comfort zone. This is helpful to me. Since I fall into that category, having begun to play only a few years ago, now, at the age of 61, I am very grateful to Brett for having introduced me to this whole new area of interest. I love my dulcimer, and I love making music with it! And I'm glad I met Brett Ridgeway and that he taught me how to play! I look forward to working with him in the future and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good teacher!"
    Marilyn Rowell, Ohio
  2. "We have been taking dulcimer lessons from Brett for over two years and we are proof that anyone really can "make music." The dulcimer is a great instrument and under Brett's guidance we were playing songs during our very first lesson. Brett is so kind and patient, always willing to accompany us with his guitar or his dulcimer. If you open to new and interesting experiences....give the dulcimer and Brett a try. You'll have fun!!"
    Marcia Macbride and Deborah Brown, Ohio
  3. "Brett Ridgeway has been a wonderful clawhammer banjo instructor for me. He's great on music theory, is very patient, and has an extremely pleasant personality. Since he plays several instruments, he can accompany you on your own instrument or another to aid in playing with others and gaining confidence. I give Brett high marks."
    Tom Alexa, Ohio
  4. "I've been taking banjo lessons from Brett for almost one year. He is very supportive, patient, nonjudgmental even when I mess up, understanding of me having a life besides playing the banjo and knowledgeable of how to challenge me to be a better player. He is an excellent banjo teacher. He makes lessons fun and I have thoroughly enjoyed each one."
    Anne Raspey, Ohio
  5. "Thank you so much for the wonderful mountain dulcimer workshop at Touchstone last weekend. It's only been one week and I can truly say I'm making great progress. This, thanks to your instruction and positive way of instilling confidence in the participants. I'm hoping to take your next workshop in November because I feel it's a perfect follow up review and reinforcement of the last lesson. Although it's a 2 1/2 hour trip for me I feel it's well worth it! The instruction and fellowship were very uplifting for me. Keep up the good work!"
    Judy Parker, Pennsylvania
  6. "Thanks again for wonderful Mountain Dulcimer class at Touchstone in Pennsylvania. You can tell that you love to teach. For the absolute beginner, you were patient and had the material well organized. You made it fun and made me want to go home and practice, which I have. Wish you the best of everything. Hope to see you again in the future."
    Tom Anthrop, Michigan